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    Success is A Personal Pronoun by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

      Think back to first-grade language arts when you were formally introduced to the parts of speech. There were nouns, verbs, direct objects, adjectives and prepositions and these things called pronouns. Pronouns indicate the person speaking or the person spoken about. Remember the chart with the singular and plural sides and starting on the singular side you had I, You, He, She, It and then on the Plural side we, you, they. These personal pronouns can take the place of nouns or other pronouns. Flashback to Saturday mornings and Schoolhouse rock and maybe the link below will jog your memory. So what’s that got to do with success? For many…

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    Pain and Prosperity: The Struggle Is Real by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

    Check minute 3:20 when Biggie describes the real struggle of pain and prosperity. There’s this idea of jealousy and envy and having to look over your shoulder when you come into a prosperous place. That is some burden to bear if something that is supposed to contribute to a better life become a source of pain.   The title of the song itself puts it pretty bluntly, Mo Money Mo Problems. The hook in the song says, “I don’t know what, they want from me. It’s like the more money we come across. The more problems we see.” The layered lyrics of this now classic hip hop song from back in…

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    Finding Purpose Past the Pain by February 2015 Blogger-in-Residence-Monica Leak

    In 2002 Pastor, Rick Warren released a book entitled The Purpose Driven Life. The book became an instant bestseller that according to Publisher’s Weekly was the bestselling nonfiction work in history on the basis of its answer to this fundamental question, what on earth am I here for? The book took on a life of its own as people across the world gathered in churches and small groups to take this journey with the result being that of discovering of purpose. The question of purpose raises its head in so many different ways. Students may question the purpose for a specific course that seemingly has no relevance or employees may…

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    Re: Question?

    Good Day Brilliance- Question [to ponder]: Is the REAL YOU emerging? Designed Statement: The UNIVERSE expects me to operate at the highest vibration of MYSELF.           photo credit: photodropper

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    Re: Focus

    Brilliance- There are 13 days left in 2013, this is the time to slow your pace, settle your spirit and review your DREAMS. Remember to CENTER & FOCUS YOUR heart’s intentions! Designed Statement: What I DESIRE, DESIRES me…    

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    CUT THE THREADS!

    Hey Brilliance- The seasons are changing and so are WE!!! With the culmination of Fashion Week 2013, (did you know Emerald is Pantone’s color of the year for 2013? FAB!!!!) we at Couture Purpose were reminded of the need to wear the garments designed for us. As more and more people watch reality t.v. we are witnessing individuals deciding who THEY are, is not good enough and wanting to be someone else. Couture Purpose was conceived with the concept—we are EACH given a design to wear (purpose and destiny) and to wear a look alike (imitate others) is a fashion faux pas! THIS DAY we come to REMIND YOU the…

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    AMPLIFY Your VOICE

    Hey Brilliance- How are you directing life? Have you manifested your dreams? It’s been a while, but you already know, Couture Purpose releases posts when we sense the need to affirm and confirm to you—YOUR Brilliance is needed to advance the common good. The current climate around the globe may seem tumultuous. Many of us discern the shakings in the atmospheres we occupy, and life is requesting we lead in love or fear. Our questions to you are “Whose report will you believe?” “Whose voice are you listening?” “Does the “Voice” you hear reflect love, hope, peace and wealth?” We want to energize you to—take the time and develop and…

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    Question???

    Hey Brilliance- How are you? Are you feeling abundance or are you contending with lack. Wherever you CURRENTLY, find YOURSELF. Repeat right now…I AM NOT ALONE AND THE UNIVERSE IS WORKING ON MY BEHALF! For the last several weeks, we have participated in seminars, webinars, and workshops—designed for female entrepreneurs. Couture Purpose is intentionally positioning ourselves to catch the next waves, movements and moments in social entrepreneurship. We keep noticing one thing…WOMEN DO NOT ASK ENOUGH QUESTIONS!!! Sorry for yelling but we want to get your attention ;>). After reviewing some women’s studies research articles, we are gleaning some understanding in respect to why women do not ask questions. Often…

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    You Are First…Go Lead!!!

    Hey Brilliance- What have you been up to? Hopefully manifesting a dream, which will positively change the life experience for mankind. Often times we seek mentors, counselors, teachers to assist us along our journeys. But, what happens when the teacher has not or never appeared? What happens when you discover YOU are the teacher? Many of us are being called into “First” position. Even though society has evolved over the years—women are still being told WHAT THEY CAN NOT DO! When you research the deficit of female CEOs, pastors, business owners etc.…there is an overwhelming amount of evidence you Brilliance maybe called to be “First.” In viewing the interview with…